Arrive today in Stockholm and transfer to your stylish accommodation at Nobis Hotel. Located in the heart of the Swedish capital, Nobis makes the perfect base from which to explore this fascinating city. Spend today discovering the shops and bars in the local area, or unwind with friends and loved ones over cocktails in the hotel bar. This evening, enjoy a fine-dining experience in Noi, an elegant eatery serving up a modern take on European culinary classics.
This morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel before heading out to explore the cobbled streets of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan (old town). As it’s one of the largest medieval centres in Europe, you’re never more than a few steps from Swedish history; admire the colourful architecture and beautiful churches, discover intriguing cultural museums and visit the magnificent Royal Palace. This afternoon, experience the eclectic flavours of Swedish cuisine. Enjoy a four-hour street food tasting tour, sampling everything from Swedish meatballs to chocolate and other delicious delicacies.
Enjoy this morning at your leisure. Discover hidden Stockholm on foot, heading to one of the city’s many markets to shop for mementos or to continue your exploration of Swedish street food. Alternatively, unwind at your hotel for a few hours and indulge in a rejuvenating treatment in the spa. After lunch, visit the Fotografiska museum to enjoy their fascinating collection of contemporary photography – one of the largest in the world. Sit down to a private dining experience Fotografiska’s lavish restaurant, winner of the prestigious Gulddraken (Golden Dragon) award for excellence.
Wave a fond farewell to Sweden’s stylish capital today as you embark on a scenic journey to Gothenburg, renowned for its picturesque canals and leafy boulevards lined with boutique shops. Along the way, stop in for a late lunch at Nääs Fabriker. This sleek contemporary restaurant showcases vibrant flavours and panoramic views of nearby Lake Sävelången. Unwind on the glass veranda, soaking up waterside views and sampling local delicacies with a modern twist. Dishes on the menu include delicious grilled zander and an exquisite truffle burger.
After breakfast, take some time to explore Gothenburg at your leisure. Perhaps enjoy a visit to an iconic fish market, known to locals as the “Fish Church” because of its resemblance to a neo-Gothic church. Afterwards, pause for an authentic fika (break) comprising a cup of coffee and a cinnamon bun. This afternoon, explore the ultimate culinary combination – wine and chocolate – under the expert guidance of a chocolatier and a sommelier. Make your own chocolate while sampling fine wines and learning about the history of these classic flavours.
This morning, continue your exploration of this charming city. Embark on a panoramic city tour with your camera at the ready or head to one of Gothenburg’s fascinating museums such as the incredible Universeum which boasts its own indoor rainforest. Later, embark on another exciting culinary adventure – this time into the world of organic gourmet cooking. Head to the 18th-century Gunnebo House and work with its chefs to create your own fine-dining dish using ingredients from the on-site organic garden. Afterwards, dine on your creations alfresco with Gunnebo House as your stunning backdrop.
During September and October, professional fisherman and local residents set out in search of black and gold lobsters. Under the guidance of experienced fisherman, enjoy a scenic boat ride around the rocky islets, learning about the history and mythology of these striking lobsters. Keep your eyes peeled for their distinctive colours in the water and discover traditional approaches to catching them. Afterwards, head to a local seafood restaurant to sample the fruits of the sea for yourself. Relax this evening at your luxurious spa hotel.
This morning, transfer back to Gothenburg and catch your return flight to the UK. Relax onboard, enjoying state-of-the-art amenities and reflecting on a marvellous adventure. Touch down on UK soil and meet your onward transfer.